Xiaomi puts the focus on India with plans to open 100 retail stores

May 13, 2017

Xiaomi isincreasing its office retail presence in China as bids to gain ground stolen by rivals in its homeland, and now itis making that very same push in its second largest market, India. The Chinese company, which is Xiaomi, notably, didnt go public with sales figures for 2016 but India has been a bright spot. according to analyst firm Canalys. Now it is doubling down on the country by introducing…

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Bjrk would really like Bill Gates to clean the oceans. Can you do that, Bill?

May 11, 2017

Image: Carlos Tischler/REX/Shutterstock If Bjrk sings in the forest and no one’s there to Instagram it, well, everything’s going great. The legendary musician outlined a pretty simple tweak she’d like see in human behavior to Pitchfork and suggested occasionally taking a breather to check out some trees and “do shit” instead of scrolling through Facebook. “Maybe there are a lot of kids now who dont know how to walk in…

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Xiaomi sneaks into North America with Mexico launch

May 11, 2017

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is preparing toenter North America, but it isnt quitethe launch you may be waiting on. The company, it downsized its operations there last year following issues with taxation and manufacturing policies. Despite that setback, the company seems keen to expand in the region. Mexico is a really important market for us and acts as our starting point to reach the rest of Latin America,Donovan Sung, director…

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OnePlus 5 confirmed for launch this summer

May 6, 2017

The OnePlus 3T replaces the the OnePlus 3, which was released less than six months ago.Image: lili sams/mashable The smartphone you should be talking about is coming. The OnePlus 5, the successor to the OnePlus 3T, the best phone most people have never heard of, but hopefully have because you read Mashable obsessively, will launch this summer. SEE ALSO: OnePlus 3T in Midnight Black is the phone Batman’s been waiting…

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‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

April 23, 2017

Put down the phone.Image: bob al-greene/mashalbe Step into the Center for Digital Wellness and you’ll likely hear people chatting and that’s about it. Because that’s what the Wi-Fi disabled room at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, is for re-connecting and interacting with your fellow humans no screens, gizmos, or gadgets in the way. You might find the center’s founder, Sylvia Frejd, a minister and counselor by training, in the conversation…

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Samsungs Galaxy S8 is now on sale in the U.S., Canada and Korea with more launches to come

April 22, 2017

If youve been holding out patiently for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsungs newest flagship devices, then your wait may soon be over after the phones went on sale in an initial four markets. Samsung is starting sales in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Korea today (Friday), with expansions to other countries coming in the weeks ahead, TechCrunchs Brian Heater described the devices as yet further evidence that…

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